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The stereotype that older men are usually attracted to much younger women may not fully reflect reality, a new study suggests.The study of Finnish adults found that many heterosexual men were, in fact, interested in women substantially younger than they were.Their actual partners were sometimes much younger, the study found.
And compared with women, men were generally more willing to consider a partner substantially younger than they were.
Still, the findings do suggest “men’s lower age limit for a sexual partner may not be as low as we’ve thought, based on previous research,” Lehmiller said.
But he added an “important caveat.” The study was done in Finland, and the findings might not extend to other cultures, including the United States.
He directs the social psychology graduate program at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
But it’s difficult to know what drives people’s actual sexual behavior, Lehmiller pointed out.